[Nottingham] What has Linux done for you?

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Tue Jun 16 12:59:55 UTC 2009


To paraphrase a certain (in)famous phrase from The Life of Brian[1], 
here's a possibly interesting article on the place of Open Source in the 
real world:

How Open Source Can Beat the Status Quo

... Or can it?

(I suspect that a certain big vendor will simply recolour it's spots and 
lead people up a garden path to lock them into "open sauces" (garden) 

So what has Linux done for you?

Initially for myself, it was an 'obvious' route to avoid the silliness 
with anti-virus and (the lack of) security with the OS I was using at 
the time. Linux also offered unix-style preemptive multitasking and 
threads, both not available at the time on that certain other 'OS'. The 
zero licence fee was very good also. Since then, lots of friendly fun!


[1]: See 

Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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